U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Thursday morning as investors ramp up for a busy day of earnings
Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite reached all-time highs Wednesday, saved by a rally in chip stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed lower following disappointing earnings from Boeing and Caterpillar.
Investors continue to watch trade developments with U.S. and Chinese negotiators set to meet next week. Also, U.S. Treasury Secretary told CNBC on Wednesday that the two nations still have a lot of problems to work out.
Nasdaq stocks will be in the spotlight Thursday after the Justice Department announced a broad antitrust review of big tech companies, while Google’s parent Alphabet and Amazon are due to report earnings after the market closes.